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COLLEGE BASKETBALL : ELAC Makes Last 2 Minutes Count, 74-70

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

East Los Angeles College mounted a late rally to beat Cypress, 74-70, to win the consolation championship of the College of the Canyons Tournament.

Trailing, 70-64, with two minutes left Thursday night, the Huskies tied the score when Alden Barnett and Alfred Durazo hit consecutive three-point shots.

On ELAC’s next possession, Durazo made a free throw to put the Huskies ahead. Cypress was then hit with a technical foul for trying to call a timeout after the Chargers had reached their limit.

Paul Celaya made two free throws and Dale Clark added another for the final score.

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Durazo led the Huskies with 20 points.

ELAC lost by 32 points to Cypress in the Riverside Tournament Dec. 6.

East L.A. 34 40-- 74 Cypress 33 37-- 70 EAST LOS ANGELES--Celaya 13, Johnson 12, Barnett 7, Durazo 20, Lopez 10, Clark 10, Zaragoza 2.

CYPRESS--Kenney 12, Gonzales 14, Washington 10, Krauss 9, Cummings 8, Rutter 17.

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Records: East L.A. 5-14; Cypress 13-6

Canyons 108, Trade Tech 73--Dwight Curry had 19 points and Roshone Owens added 16, but Trade Tech did not have the depth to beat Canyons in a first-round game of the Canyons Tournament Tuesday.

Trade Tech forfeited its Wednesday game against East L.A. because the Beavers did not have enough players.

Trade Tech 29 44-- 73 Canyons 54 54-- 108 TRADE TECH--Moss 7, Dierbeck 6, Owens 16, Cantrell 6, Curry 19, Lucious 4, Moore 13, Kim 2.

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COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS--Bedgood 4, Fulton 25, Rasmussen 14, Dorsey 9, Clark 9, Cran 14, Roa 2, Tampus 2, Manning 4, Miller 17, Sweet 8.

Records: Trade Tech 4-15; Canyons 6-8


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